The rules of engagement: Restrictive covenants

Difference in purpose of covenants in commercial sale and employment contracts
By Nikolay Chsherbinin
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 10/30/2013

Restrictive covenants relating to employment and competition have been an integral part of our law for many years, typically taking the form of non-competition and non-solicitation clauses. While restrictive covenants can be found in commercial and employment contracts, their interpretation requires the application of different rules.